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“The best of the rainforest” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Sinharaja Seyana Eco Lodge

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Sinharaja Seyana Eco Lodge
Lankagama, Neluwa, Sri Lanka   |  
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Putten NL
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23 hotel reviews
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“The best of the rainforest”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2012

A great place to stay and rest or make walks, bathe in waterfalls, enjoy the scenery and fauna. Quiet and peaceful, in a relatively remote area (accessible only by 3-wheel or motor) though not totally out of the world. The guide (a translator is helpful here) is very knowledgeable and will for a reasonable fee escort you on walks if you like.
The hosts' enthousiasm about the lodge, rainforest and food, to name a few, is contagious !
The owner, Anil, is a visionary of eco design with every detail thought of! I could not begin to list his ideas and inventions - the treelooking toilet building, all homemade furniture and decorations, planned water-power station for electricity (currently powered by generator during limited hours)
The rooms (6 in 3 cabins) are complete incl.private cold shower/toilet and clean, with a porch.
The restaurant area is a sight in itself decorated with posters of self made photos of local flora.
The typical SriLankan "village style" food, most of its home grown produce, not only abundant but the very best we had in 2 SL tours, thanks to nona Iranganie!
Our only regret was having booked just 2 nights, we must surely return to Sinharaja Seyana Eco Lodge! We wish Anil and Iranganie many more happy & contented guests!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2012

An amazing family run eco-lodge, which took five years to build, whith so much thought involved in all parts of the lodge. The rooms and dining room are stunning, furniture all hand made. Amazing rain forest views and flowers all around. The food is absolutely delicious made using local ingredients, cooked over a fire.
There are several waterfalls and swimming spots close to the lodge and there are lots of different rain forest walks you can do, with guides provides. This lodge is Sri Lankan hospitality at its best with an amazingly friendly and hospitable family.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Sinharaja Seyana Eco Lodge

Address: Lankagama, Neluwa, Sri Lanka
Location: Sri Lanka > Southern Province > Neluwa
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Specialty Lodging in Neluwa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
“Sinharaja Seyana Eco Lodge”, situated at Sinharaja (Sri Lanka) - the rainforest being a “World Heritage” site offers a variety of beautiful creations of mother nature within the well balanced and preserved “eco system” cool springs, winding rivers, cascading waterfalls, thick forest inherited by endemic fauna and flora adds beauty and tranquility to the visitor, no visitor will leave “Sinharaja” without falling in love with this nature wonder.We are offering comfortable accommodation in the outskirts of the Sri Lanka rainforest of Sinharaja. Chalets are constructed with specially selected clay / cement mixture and all furniture crafted locally for maintaining the natural environment and comforts.Here are the few other activities which you / your guests can enjoy with us:* More than 15 waterfalls surrounding the hotel – within 3km area* Other 17 waterfalls within 15km around the hotel* Dr. Fish – Fishing Therapy* Behaviors of White Monkeys* Bird Watching* Boart Trip through the jungle* And many many more…I would like to invite you to visit and enjoy our place. ... more   less 
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